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Old 08-07-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Need Advice on Replacing Front Wall

Bought a new 2014 27BESS back in May. Had about a dozen issues that have been repaired under warranty. The final (hopefully) issue involves several tiny cracks in the front fiberglass wall. FR has authorized warranty replacement. The factory can ship the replacement wall (skin, framing, insulation, etc.) for replacement at the dealer or they will pick-up the trailer and replace the wall at the factory. This repair will involve removing all the cabinets, etc from the front bedroom.

What would y'all do? Factory or dealer repair???
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Factory. While your dealer may be great- I just wouldn't want that level of repair done anywhere than the factory.
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I had a front wall replaced at a dealer on a 2011 Rockwood (Campers Inn, Kingston NH) and they did a good job. It only took a bit over a day to do the work. I Would rather keep the work local and also save the long haul back to the factory. You never know what could happen to your trailer on a long road trip.
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:09 PM   #4
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My dealer, Tom Johnson in Marion, NC is excellent. But I'm inclined to agree with ependydad that the factory would be better suited for this level of repair. Any other thoughts?
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:13 PM   #5
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Definitely factory.
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